Self-Respect & Sex

Whether you're dating, or just going out with someone, you may have had to deal with the pressure to get too close for comfort.

In an interview with the Herald, ninth grader Emily Hopkins, of Swanton, Vermont, USA, talks about the sexual pressures teens face, and how self-respect enables her to stick up for herself.

Sex is a really big issue in high school. When you're going out with a guy, you're expected to do more than kissing at first. Then guys expect you to go all the way, and it's really disappointing to me.

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Peace with my parents
January 1, 2001

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